Thanks very much to the following people who provided a wealth of
information (some quotes below):
Jonathon W. Ross
What I want to do is possible.
" Just make sure that it's configured not to install a default route
(or gateway), and it shouldn't fiddle with your existing networking"
An important point:
"One thing though - dial in via PPP is *way* less secure than ftp, are
your sure you're doing the right thing? While that connection is up,
your networks are directly connected. It could easily be used as a
gateway for an attack from one network to the other. ...do it using
(Unfortunately they refuse to let us use ftp, or email (I think the
files are too big for email) so we are stuck with PPP.)
"If you only want to access the machine at the other end, the
interface route for the PPP interface will be enough.
If you wish to access the network at the other side you can simply add
a network route with the -interface and -netmask options.
You can find exact syntax in the route(8) manpage.
All you should have to do is set up a static route for that ip address
route add ip_address_of_destination ip_address_of_ppp 2 -r
*** ORIGINAL QUESTION ****
I have a solaris 2.6 box which is connected to the internet.
However, I need to dial into someone elses network and get some files
regularly, and they want me to do it using ppp, won't let me ftp in.
Is it possible to set up my host to connect with ppp when the users
need to access one particular ip address, and not have it interfere
with the permanent network?
I have looked at
www.stokely.com/unix.serial.port.resources/ppp.slip.html but all the
examples i read talked about having the ppp connection as your only
one. I got the impression that what i wanted was possible, just can't
find any info on it.
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